Nordstrom Rack apologizes after three black men accused of stealing

ST. LOUIS, MO — Officials from Nordstrom Rack are reaching out to three young African-American men after they were falsely accused of stealing from the Brentwood store.

A 19-year-old and his two friends noticed they were being watched and followed by store employees.  They ended up purchasing items just to show they weren't stealing but were still met by Brentwood Police in the parking lot.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police allowed the young men to tell their side of the story and resolved the situation.

Nordstrom Rack has issued an apology.  They say that they do not tolerate discrimination. They sent this statement to FOX 2 Tuesday, "We didn’t handle this situation well and we apologized to these young men and their families. We're enhancing our internal practices and trainings to help ensure this doesn't happen again. We want all customers to feel welcome when they shop with us, and we don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind."